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Migraine and Other Headaches : Aan Press Quality of Life Guide - William B. Young

Migraine and Other Headaches

Aan Press Quality of Life Guide

Paperback

Published: 1st March 2004
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Headache is the most common complaint for which people see neurologists and the seventh most common reason they visit their primary care doctors. It is the third most common cause of missed work, and can seriously undermine the quality of life if not effectively managed. Migraine and Other Headaches is the essential guide for everyone who suffers from headaches, and will provide the information needed to obtain effective medical care and long-term relief. Different types of headache are thoroughly explained in easy to understand language, beginning with migraine, the most common severe headache, which occurs in approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population. The authors discuss the different types of migraine: migraine without aura (previously called common migraine), migraine with aura, and basilar migraine. Emphasis is placed on the necessity of early treatment, the importance of understanding the difference between a headache cause and a headache trigger, and how to avoid common triggers. Rebound headache, caused by the overuse of acute medication, is a topic of special significance and is discussed in detail. The book also considers tension-type headache, the most common primary headache disorder, cluster headache, unusual headaches, non-headache illnesses that frequently accompany headache, sinus headache, disorders of the neck, post-traumatic headache, and atypical facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia. Treatment options for all types of headache are thoroughly discussed, including the treatment of migraine with medications that can be taken daily to help prevent headache, stop headache pain once it has begun, and prevent worsening of headaches. Managing headache pain goes beyond simply popping pills and, therefore, lifestyle issues are considered, including the possibility of depression or other psychological factors, and family relationships. The doctor may recommend changes in diet in order to avoid triggers, exercise, change in sleeping patterns, or relaxation techniques. Also included is information about alternative therapies, such as vitamins and herbal supplements, physical therapy, acupressure, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care, craniosacral therapy, hydrotherapy, and yoga, as well as behavioral treatments such as stress-management training and psychotherapy. Migraine and Other Headaches will help those suffering with headaches, and those who care for them, to gain a deeper understanding of what is known about headache and what is not known, allowing them to explore diagnosis and treatment with this knowledge in hand. It is the first volume in a new series sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, An AAN Press Quality of Life Guide

"*****... From two great minds comes this equally great book... Kudos to the AAN for launching this series, and my highest compliments to Dr. Young and Dr. Silberstein for a job so very well done. Thank you." -- About.com "[This book is] of help to both the physicians and the patients... I recommend this book for patients, medical students, residents, and physicians... an excellent buy." - Saudi Medical Journal "The focus on uncovering the source of symptoms and various treatment options makes this medical handbook an excellent guide for sufferers seeking better care or more information." -- The Bookwatch "Patients will find this practical, comprehensive, and informative and it will allow them to speak with their doctors more intelligently." -- Doody's Reviews "[The book] succeeds in providing a comprehensive review of headache syndromes that is eminently readable both by patients and their doctors... an excellent review of not only conventional treatments but also alternative therapies."-- The New Zealand Medical Journal

History, Philosophy, and General Concepts. Just A Headache; History of Headache; Causes of Headache; Serious Headaches Requiring Medical Attention; Managing Migraine: An Overview, Primary Headache - Migraine. Migraine: The Big One; Treating Migraine with Medication; Alternative Therapies for Migraine. Other Primary Headaches and Associated Illness. Tension-Type Headache; Cluster Headache; Unusual Headaches; Non-headache Illnesses that Frequently Accompany Headache. Secondary Headache. Sinus Headache and Nasal Disease; Disorders of the Neck; Post-Traumatic Headache; Atypical Facial Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia.

ISBN: 9781932603033
ISBN-10: 1932603034
Series: Aan Press Quality of Life Guide
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 16.36  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.34